Words // Scott Pingeton
Mass MoCA is becoming a destination known as much for their excellent music programming as world class modern art. Wilco's annual Solid Sound Festival has played a big part in putting the Western Mass museum on the map, but there are plenty of other events throughout the year that are well worth the drive. One of those events that I personally will be happily making the 3 hour trek from Boston for is the FresGrass Festival in late September. You really don't need a reason to visit the Berkshires in late-September - it's just gorgeous out that way as summer starts to fade into fall - but if you really need your arm twisted, a top-notch bluegrass festival should do the trick. The lineup includes David Grisman, Trampled By Turtles, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Devil Makes Three, Infamous Stringdusters, Spirit Family Reunion and lots more. Spread out over 3 days, it's the perfect excuse for a long weekend away from the city.
Tickets are on sale now for the incredibly reasonable price of just $46 for the whole weekend. Make your plans now, I am. Here is some brand new music from three of my favorite artists that will be at FreshGrass: